Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina,' Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet,' others head to Canadian film festival.
From the inaugural Sundance London to the long-established Hong Kong fest, spring showcases strive to establish brand ID in crowded field
Juggling careers as a playwright and actress, 30-year-old Palermo native Isabella Ragonese worked in theater before making her film debut in 2006 in Emanuele Crialese's "Golden Door."
Young actresses dream of making their screen debut in a lead role: 22-year-old Adele Haenel achieved it, at the age of 13, toplining Christophe Ruggia's "The Devils" in 2002.
A former football player, Hilmar Gudjonsson first appeared on-camera in a small role in Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers."
Making his legit debut at just 7 years old, Max Hubacher had graduated to the stage of the prestigious Schauspielhaus in Zurich by 13, in a production of Robert Walser's "Liebestraum."
Even as Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw smoldered in Jane Campion's "Bright Star," a breakout performance was happening in the margins.
If that name seems to ring a bell, it should. Berlin-born Anna Maria Muehe's parents were both thesps: her mother is East German Jenny Groellmann, and her father, Ulrich Muehe, is best known…
Given that he's the son of Swedish thesp Stellan Skarsgard -- and the younger brother of "True Blood" heartthrob Alexander -- it's not surprising that 21-year-old Bill caught the acting bug early.
Soon to graduate from the National Theater Academy of his native Krakow, 23-year-old Jakub Gierszal made his screen debut in 2008, in Jacek Borcuch's "All That I Love," and followed it a year later…
Since graduating with advanced degrees from Bucharest's National U. of Theatre and Cinematography, 26-year-old Ana Ulara has amassed an enviable string of credits.